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breaking news tonight. we're on the scene right now. the suspect walking into a tv station, wearing something, telling everyone it was a bomb. the emergency evacuations. the s.w.a.t. team moving in, opening fire. pierre thomas standing by. the other emergency playing out on live television. the families rescued. drivers pulled out of cars under water. and the possible tornadoes and storms now moving in tonight. the takeoff suddenly aborted. at 140 miles per hour. to avoid a collision at a major american airport. the harsh worlds in the race for the white house tonight. the former house speaker unleashing on ted cruz. calling him, quote, lucifer in the flesh, in front of a crowd, and going much further. you will hear the audio right here. and breaking developments tonight in the prince
inside his compound. and what investigators had already discovered beforehand. good evening. and we begin this thursday night with the frightening scene playing out at a tv station in baltimore today. a man walking in, telling people he was wearing a bomb. you could see him sitting inside the tv station, wearing among other things, a surgical mask there, and claiming that his vest was full of explosives. this went on for several hours. then, s.w.a.t. teams moving in and opening fire. all of this playing out on camera. you will hear the gunfire. but we have chosen not to show the moment he was hit. abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas on the scene for us. >> reporter: the terror starting at 1:20 p.m. a man enters the lobby of the baltimore fox affiliate, claiming he has a bomb. he comes face to face with a security guard, jourael apostolides. and what did the device look like?
leading to other grayish areas on his body that could potentially be explosive. he had a metal detonator in his left hand and that's why i couldn't determine whether it was fake or real. >> reporter: eyewitnesses say the 25-year-old suspect, dressed in an animal jumpsuit, is rambling about the government and black holes, saying, while he doesn't want to hurt anybody, he's ready to die. >> he had a flash drive with him, that he wanted to air. >> reporter: employees seen evacuating the station, while the security guard keeps the suspect calm for about 30 minutes in the lobby. >> got some action. man's walking out. >> reporter: just past 3:00 p.m., the s.w.a.t. team approaches the suspect, now outside. >> man's out in the street. >> reporter: the first shot rings out. the suspect continues to walk forward. then a second shot. and a third. the fourth one bringing him
>> we heard several explosions, boom, boom, boom, and then he went down. >> reporter: he is still alive, but not cooperating. >> right now, he still poses a significant public safely threat. >> reporter: a robot attempting to disarm him, and by 5:00 p.m., word the suspect is being moved from the scene by ambulance. authorities say tonight, he's in the hospital in serious but stable condition. >> we learned today this was a fake bomb. and pierre, there is late word tonight about what that device was strapped to his chest? >> reporter: david, they just revealed after all those hours of fear, the wires weren't covering a bomb, they were hiding candy bars. police say it looked just like the real thing, but they could take no chances. tonight, they're still investigating, looking for a motive. david? >> pierre thomas leading us off live tonight. pierre, thank you. next, to the rescues playing out on live television with new storms firing up at this hour. from the southern plains to the mid-atlantic. this tornado reported near indianapolis. at least 18 now reported from california to kentucky in just
the past 24 hours. driving rain triggering flash floods in mississippi. dozens of people rescued from rising waters, including this woman in gulfport. abc's phillip mena with the dramatic rescue that played out as a reporter was on the air. >> reporter: tornado sirens on the mississippi gulf coast, lightning and heavy rain. the flash flood emergency unfolding on live tv. >> it's happening right now. i'm looking at it. someone is being rescued from their car in the ditch. >> reporter: another motorist running through the flood, getting that window down and pulling a woman to safety. >> you can definitely tell this is a dangerous situation out here. >> reporter: keep your eye on that traffic light, as howling winds send it crashing down. >> whoa, there went one. >> reporter: up to ten inches of rain swamping streets. gulfport police out in boats and huge trucks, rescuing the stranded. parents racing back home. >> my youngest son called me and said, "mom, my room is flooded."
>> reporter: others evacuating. >> look at how fast that water is going. >> reporter: all after a terrifying night across the heartland. at least 18 reported tornadoes barrelling across six states. >> wow! >> reporter: including two at the same time in iowa. back here in gulfport, this is supposed to be a road. the biloxi river rising 18 feet today and still rising. and, david, more rain is on the way tonight. >> all right, phillip mena tonight for us. phillip, thank you. next, to a major new development late today in the death of former nfl star will smith. a grand jury in new orleans indicting the alleged shooter, cardell hayes. authorities believe the incident may have begun with a minor traffic accident, then road rage moments later, gunfire. it left smith, a beloved member of the saints, dead, and his wife injured. abc's kayna whitworth with the indictment, the grand jury's decision, today. >> reporter: tonight, criminal charges in the death of former new orleans saint, will smith. a grand jury indicting
cardell hayes with second degree murder and attempted murder of smith's wife, racquel. the shooting after a traffic dispute three weeks ago. this surveillance video capturing smith's mercedes as it appears to bump the hummer driven by hayes. smith leaves the scene, making it only a few blocks before police say hayes collided with smith. they exchange words, and hayes opened fire. he was shot eight times. seven in the back. his wife, who was shot twice in the legs, is still recovering. >> my leg has been shot! >> we feel this is a step in the right direction towards justice in this case. >> reporter: hayes' attorney says there's been a rush to judgment. >> when a person is indicted, 19 days after they're arrested, before a final police report is ready, before a coroner's report is ready, before the ballistic report is back, we should all be surprised. >> reporter: hayes has pleaded not guilty on all charges against him. and tonight is being held on nearly2
david? >> kayna whitworth, thank you. next, to an unexpected new twist in the race for the white house today. former speaker of the house unleashing a torrent of criticism against ted cruz. john boehner calling him, quote, lucifer in the flesh. and that wasn't all he had to say about him. abc's cecilia vega with a recording of those remarks, and with ted cruz's response tonight. >> reporter: listen as former house speaker john boehner tells stanford university students what he really thinks of senator ted cruz. >> how about ted cruz? >> lucifer in the flesh. in washington, i have many democrat friends, i have republican friends, i get along with almost everybody. but i have never worked with a more miserable son of a [ bleep ]. >> reporter: and it didn't end there. >> donald trump's our knee noom, i'll vote for him. ted cruz is our nominee, i will not vote for him. i told
>> reporter: cruz firing right back. >> truth of the matter is, i don't know the man. i've met john boehner two or three times in my life. >> reporter: calling trump and boehner part of the same political establishment. >> he allowed his inner trump to come out. john boehner and his remarks describe donald trump as his texting and golfing buddy. >> reporter: in indiana today, trump slamming cruz, too, hoping to win here and lock in the nomination. >> lying ted, that's right. let's go. lying ted. he's one liar. he is one distonightest guy. >> reporter: trump calling in the reinforcements. bobby knight, the man who led the hoosiers to victory, known for his coaching skills and controversy -- >> bobby knight just threw his chair. >> reporter: knight says he'd take trump on his team any day. >> i tell you one thing, that man that was just up here, he can play for me. >> and cecilia vega with us live tonight from indiana. cecilia, back to ted cruz for
speaker boehner calling him lurser if, but cruz tonight wearing boehner's insult as a badge of honor. >> reporter: yeah, talking to voters here today, it was actually cruz who brought up boehner's come meants over and over again, clearly trying to send the message, david, that he is the anti-establishment candidate, ahead of next week's vote, david. >> all right, cecilia vega, great to have you back out on the trail. thank you. and breaking news tonight from california. arrests stemming from the investigation into the terror attack in san bernardino. the brother of the shooter, syed farook, and the brother's wife, and another woman accused of a marriage scheme to allow one of the women who is from russia to stay here in the u.s. here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross now. >> shots fired. >> reporter: today's new criminal charges grow out of the massive investigation of the san bernardino terror attack that killed 14 people. anybody who had any connection to the husband/wife team of attackers, syed farook and his pakistani wife, was put under tight scrutiny for any p
in february, fbi agents raided the family home, removing boxes full of documents, leading to the arrests today of three members of farook's family. farook's brother raheel, a decorated u.s. navy veteran, his wife, tatiana, and tatiana's sister, mariya, all charged with a marriage fraud scam to get a green card for mariya, a russian citizen. >> it never would have been discovered, were it not for their involvedment with the attackers. >> reporter: when the fbi arrested enrique marquez for provides the guns used in the attacks, agents say marquez admitted he was being paid to go through with a sham marriage with mariya. authorities found she was living with a man in los angeles who she said she was the father of her child, and not marquez. david, the government provided no evidence today that any of these three were involved in the attack in san bernardino, or knew about it in advance. >> all right, brian
brian, thank you. we turn overseas now, and to horrific pictures out of syria tonight. government air strikes on the city of aleppo destroys a hospital, supported by doctors without borders. killing at least 27 people, among them, one of the last pediatricians in the city. the opposition accusing the government. the bombing, the biggest violation of a cease-fire forged two months ago. the u.s. now saying tonight it does appear to have been a deliberate attack. back here at home, and from atlanta tonight, a close call on the tarmac at the nation's busiest airport. one passenger jet accelerating for takeoff, 140 miles per hour, then suddenly screeching to a halt to avoid a direct hit on another plane. here tonight, abc's david kerley. >> reporter: at america's busiest airport, a mistake which could have been disastrous for the jet taking off. >> it was like all of it was compacted in this one little 15-second bit of sheer terror. >> reporter: the delta jet headed to miami w
takeoff, already traveling 140 miles an hour, when suddenly, another delta jet is crossing the runway. the atlanta controller ordering a takeoff abort. the pilot slams on the brakes. the aircraft were just over a mile apart, but only seconds at that speed. the controller knew he blundered. >> sorry about that. that was my mistake, guys. >> okay, yeah, we're going to exit here. >> reporter: the pilots called it an adminsitrative mistake. >> obviously, stopping an airplane from a high rate of speed in a short period of time is going to heat up the brakes. that's what it's done. >> it was, i think, a little bit nerve wracking for the pilots as well as everybody on the plane. >> reporter: serious runway incushions happen about once a month. mechanics checked the plane, and the same aircraft did take off with the passengers for miami. david? >> david kerley, who covers aviation for us. thanks, david. we turn next tonight here to an abc news exclusive. a rare look inside the
church of scientologiign tocies. new claims tonight about its powerful leader, david miscave ij. they come in a new book, written by david's own father, after he broke away from scientology and from his own son. abc's dan harris, with the father, and the family now ripped in two. >> reporter: ron miscavige, now breaking ranks and publicly criticizing his own son, the powerful leader of the church of scientology, david miscavige. >> if you are a scientologist, you are one of the relative few that hold the answers in your possession that all humankind depend upon. >> reporter: ron was in the church for decades, but has now left and written a book, which he discusses in an exclusive interview with abc news. you have written a whole book about your son, and you've called the book "ruthless." >> yeah. >> reporter: that's a pretty damning charge to level against your own child. >> he wuls aunt that way. when he was a kid, i am telling u,
>> reporter: a lovable kid who, according to his dad, let the power of being at the helm of this wealthy, celebrity-studded church, go to his head. >> and i say to you sir, cob, we are lucky to have you and thank you. >> reporter: scientology is attacking the book, arguing it was co-authored by a noted critic of church management, and is laden with outright lies. >> it is not a memoir. it's, in my view, a literary forgery. >> he has a right to tell his story. >> reporter: but tonight, lea rep nil -- >> you are unbelievable. >> reporter: the former star of "the king of queens," who herself was criticized by scientology after she quit the church and wrote a book, is going to bat for ron miscave ij. >> it's important that we continue to send the message of, it's all -- we're all going to speak up. you're not just going to bully people. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to dan harris. and dan will have much more tomorrow morning on
and the full hour on "20/20," tomorrow night, 10:00 eastern, right here. in the meantime tonight, there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. an american university stunned. the investigation under way tonight. after a horrible tragedy that stole the lives of these four young girls. also, the major health headline this evening. the one-minute workout? so many people asking questions about this today. but first, new developments in the prince investigation. they are now drilling into a vault inside his compound. investigators already making a discovery beforehand.
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